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Churches and compassion

by Lisa Fowkes My experience with organised religion (or disorganised, for that matter) has been minimal. My mother’s catholicism lapsed pretty soon after I was baptised. My father raged against the churches, whilst adopting an eclectic fusion of Buddhism, libertarianism and higher mathematics. I briefly became serious about god in …

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Timely Anti-Poverty Week discussion

Anti-Poverty Week and growing social inequality in Australia were the topics of discussion on ABC Radio’s Sunday Night Program presented by Noel de Bien on 23 October 2011. Guest panellists included Vinnies CEO, Dr John Falzon, the CEO of Anglicare South Australia and National Co-Chair of Anti-Poverty Week, Dr Lynne …

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Far too little too late

By Helen Moran After the ‘Bringing them home’ Report had been tabled in Parliament House, Kim Beasley had shed tears in empathy and John Howard had refused to say Sorry to the Stolen Generations. I was approached by a number of High Schools and Colleges in the ACT to share …

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The Relative Price Index

St Vincent de Paul Society marked Anti-Poverty Week 2011 with the release of a new report showing how cost of living pressures unduly impact the marginalised. The Relative Price Index Report by the Society’s research and policy manager, Gavin Dufty, examines the suitability of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as an …

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Say no to income management

Bankstown, Sydney is one of five communities where compulsory income management, similar to that operating in the Northern Territory, will be rolled out in July next year. The other areas are Playford SA, Logan QLD, Rockhampton QLD and Shepparton VIC. Watch this SBS Television report where St Vincent de Paul …

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4th annual Gerald Ward Lecture on Social Justice

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia is proud to present the 4th annual Gerald Ward Lecture on Social Justice “How do we design a dignified welfare safety net without becoming a Nanny State – lessons from Catholic Social Teaching” Lecture to be delivered by Fr Frank …

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Vinnies CEO discuss Catalyst-Clemente program on ABC AM

Topics: The benefits of the Catalyst-Clemente program that gives disadvantage people the opportunity to study Humanities at Australian Universities from the perspective of those involved- a former student, a professor and the St Vincent de Paul Society. Transcription PRESENTER, TONY EASTLEY: The Prime Minister has a soft spot for education …

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Basic Rights not BasicsCard

Bankstown Forum – John Falzon from STICS on Vimeo. Basic Rights not BasicsCard Address to the Say No to Income Management Rally, Bankstown, 6th October 2011 Dr John Falzon We are discussing social justice on Aboriginal land. I pay my respects to the traditional custodians of this land. I pay …

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Women speak out on income management

 By Bess Harrison During May and June of this year, Equality Rights Alliance documented women’s experiences of income management in the Northern Territory. Their recently released report, aptly entitled Aboriginal Women’s Experience of Income Management in the Northern Territory, provides valuable insight into the complexity of issues arising from income …

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Dr John Falzon discusses social issues with Just Salvos

Vinnies CEO, Dr John Falzon discusses social justice concerns such as the asylum seeker issue with Just Salvos presenters Gen Peterson and Kristopher Halliday. The 12 minute interview was conducted via Skype in September 2011.   Transcript Just Salvos:  Welcome to Just Salvos this week. We are continuing our series …

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